Saturday, April 23, 2011

Egg Dying Fun!

Have you ever dyed easter eggs with Daddy's old ties? Fun, Fun, FUN!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak by Davey & Marie Jank

Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak, by Davey & Marie Jank, is the story of a Davey Jank who, along with a group of international missionaries, settled into the Wilo village in the early 1990s and set about the arduous task of learning and analyzing the language of the Wilo people, the ultimate goal being to create the written component of the Wilo language in order to share the Bible with the tribal people. The Wilo's were yearning for "God's Talk" and Davey and the other missionaries were struggling to be able to give it to them. Over the course of many years, Davey’s knowledge and understanding of the Wilo language grows slowly but his relationships with the Wilo people blossom. That Davey began his time in the Amazon as a single man was an unexpected facet of the book that left me waiting and watching for the arrival of Marie throughout the book.

I was intrigued initially by the idea of the story to be told. Once I started reading I was promptly drawn in as much by the quick chapters as by the quirky experiences he recounts in them. I found I never wanted to put the book down but with three kids uninterrupted reading time is fleeting at best. The pace of the book and the short chapters allowed me to steal a chapter or two throughout the day, which was a great perk to go along with a fun, inspiring and engaging story.

I really enjoyed following along as Davey encountered cultural differences, Amazonian creatures, linguistic difficulties and human realities. And even though I knew it was coming, I still couldn't help but smile when it was clear that "God's Talk" was making sense to the Wilo people and making a difference in their lives. Even in the midst of a very dark time, a time when superstition and fear would have once prevailed, Davey was reminded by a Wilo friend of the simple truth, "That witchdoctor is a person, just like we are. [...] We will die, and the witchdoctor will die. Only God is eternal, and we want to learn more about him."


DISCLOSURE: I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher for review.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Update on Kirill ~

First, the good news. The Hook Family got great news last week: their adoption of little Evan was Approved!! Join us in congratulating them and thanking God for softening the Judge's heart.

PHOTO CREDIT: Tesney Davis

The Davis Family, though, is still fighting for Kirill. And the fact is that their appeal to the Supreme Court in his country is going to be EXPENSIVE. So, a group of bloggers has put together a way to help.

Go see Renee to read all about it.

And remember, even if you can't contribute, Kirill still needs your prayers! PLEASE keep praying for Kirill and the Davis family. Despite what the Judge stated in her initial ruling, he deserves and NEEDS to be at home with the family who loves him!